Dr Des Fernandes FRCS studied medicine in South Africa and came to Britain to qualify as a surgeon in Edinburgh. He initially specialised in cardiology, working in various National Health Hospitals. He even returned to South Africa to join the team of heart transplant pioneer Professor Christian Barnard.
He subsequently returned to his initial plan of plastic surgery, specialising in cleft lip and palate repair, and in facial and neck cosmetic surgery, a field in which he has an international reputation. In the course of this work he came across many patients with wrinkled, sun-damaged skin. It became apparent to him that there were no preparations on the market that he could prescribe to safely and effectively repair or prevent such photo-ageing.
He was particularly affected by two teenagers with skin cancer (melanoma), both of whom subsequently died. He became committed to research the most effective ingredients to maintain healthy skin from an early age, and to treat sun-damaged and problem skin. Determined to do what he could to rectify this situation, he initiated his own research.
Now Dr. Fernandes is also widely recognised for his contribution to skincare – Dr. Fernandes created his first two creams in 1988. These were based on ingredients that were proven to improve the health and appearance of the skin – in particular, vitamin A, antioxidant vitamins C, E and beta-carotene, and alpha hydroxy acids.
This innovative combination was not used by any established skincare company at that time. Initially used to treat his own patients, he set up a company to market Environ products in 1990.
The Environ range has expanded and is now exported and distributed through beauty salons and doctors in more than 60 countries.
Dr. Fernandes has developed an innovative treatment machine that combines iontophoresis (galvanic current) and sonophoresis (sound waves) to promote healthy, good looking skin without any of the destructive process used by other anti-ageing techniques.
This salon treatment significantly enhances the penetration of anti-ageing ingredients for rapid, effective results on photo-aged, pigmented and scarred skin.
Full in depth Consultation Only £50.00 (redeemable against any facial)